Accession Number:

ADA128369

Title:

Training Device Operational Readiness Assessment Capability (DORAC): feasibility and Utility

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Dec 79-Feb 80

Corporate Author:

APPLIED SCIENCE ASSOCIATES INC VALENCIAPA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

153.0

Abstract:

This report presents the results of an investigation of the feasibility and utility of implementing the Training Device Operational Readiness Assessment Capability DORAC concept throughout the Army. The investigation addresses three separate aspects of feasibility Acceptability to end-users, technical feasibility, and financial feasibility. Another aspect of DORAC concept feasibility concerns the ability to select the most cost-effective proficiency assessment capability from among a range of alternatives. To this end, a Cost and Information Effectiveness Analysis CIEA methodology based on multiattribute utility measurement MAUM was developed and is presented in a compansion report. In this report, the MAUM-CIEA methodology is demonstrated using a set of hypothetical DORACs for the M16A1 rifle. The final section of the report integrates the feasibility results into a series of recommendations for optimizing the payoff from a DORAC, and suggests a series of steps for further investigation of the concept and related technologies. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE